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Racing takes place behind closed doors at Fairyhouse. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Making sure Ireland’s racecourses remain open will be the most important result of all for the sector in 2021. That’s according to the Association of(...)

Even an easing to Level 1 means attendances of only up to 500 people are permitted at a racing venue. Photograph: Inpho

The prospect of vaccines against coronavirus is “a real game-changer” in relation to hopes for spectators being able to return to racetracks next year(...)

Jockeys walk to the spectator-free parade ring for the opening race during day two of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Curragh Racecourse last weekend. Photo: PA Wire

Any Government move to increase crowd sizes at sporting events to 500 people will allow owners go racing but also increase costs for racecourses. Ah(...)

This year’s Punchestown Festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Getty

Ireland’s smaller racecourses are in a better position to cope with the prospect of operating behind closed doors into the future due to the coronavir(...)

Carmel Dunleavy checks her hair after having it styled in Haircraft Hair & Beauty salon on the High Rd in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

At Haircraft Hair and Beauty in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, social distancing is being strictly enforced. “I want to hug you,” one returning customer ex(...)

A view of the race run in front of an empty stand at Naas on March 23rd. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Media rights and the potential reopening in July of betting shops in Britain are emerging as key factors in the survival of Ireland’s 26 racetracks du(...)

Fairyhouse’s Easter meeting has been cancelled but the Boylesports Irish Grand National will be held at some stage when racing resumes. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The organisation that represents Ireland’s 26 racetracks has said it doesn’t envisage any of them closing in the short-term due to the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Davy Russell had to stand himself down during Sunday’s action at Punchestown when feeling unwell. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Free Wifi is expected to be available at all Irish tracks in 2020 although Laytown’s famous beach fixture could prove an exception. Ireland’s 26 race(...)

Ireland’s on-course bookmakers have said they can no longer guarantee a service on the country’s racetracks. The Irish National Professional Bookmak(...)

Ireland’s racecourse body is in talks with bookmakers to try and reverse the slide in on-track betting but concede it is very difficult to see what ca(...)

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